Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles
Feast of Weeks
Passover & The Feast
of Unleavened Bread
14 ‘Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance. 15 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, but on the first day you shall remove leaven fromyour houses; for whoever eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. 16 On the first day you shall have a holy assembly, and another holy assembly on the seventh day; no work at all shall be done on them, except what must be eaten by every person, that alone may be prepared by you. 17 You shall also observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as a permanent ordinance. 18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening,you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. 19 Seven days there shall be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eats what is leavened, that person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an alien or a native of the land. 20 You shall not eat anything leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.’”
The night of the Passover, they ate lamb, unleavened bread
and bitter herbs.
Exodus 12:34 "So the people took their dough before it was leavened, with their kneading bowls bound up in the clothes on their shoulders." The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a memorial. We are to remember the children of Israel and those who joined with them in the exodus and we are to tell our children! (Ex 12:26,27)
We are to remember the ordeal that the children of Israel went through that first week. The bread was not leavened because they left in a hurry. When you take flour and water and mix it and add to it daily, it takes about a week to make a fresh batch of sour dough for making bread with. The women did not have any sour dough with them so they had to wait for the week for a new batch. However, during those days of that first week, they ate cakes without the sourdough starter.
I know today that most people who observe this Feast, take great pains to clean out their homes of every kind of leavening. However, this is an impossible task since there is natural occurring leaven in flour and in the air itself! How often we take what YHVH has said and we complicate it so much there is no joy left to celebrate with! I am confident that YHVH did not mean to dispose of baking soda, baking powder, yeast (which is nothing until it's activated) etc. etc, etc. If we want to do as instructed, we will get rid of 'bread' and we will take the time to remember while we make and eat our unleavened cakes every day for seven days.